Walking like ants gives spiders a chance

Media note: Video of the researcher explaining the study is available for download here. ITHACA, N.Y. – Humans aren’t the only actors on the planet. To avoid being eaten, some jumping spiders pretend to be ants, according to Cornell University research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Ants are aggressive at defending themselves: […]

Chances are jumping spiders can hear what you’re saying from far away

Media Note: To view and download images and a video related to this research, visit https://cornell.box.com/v/spiders. You can also see the video on YouTube. ITHACA, N.Y. – While jumping spiders are known to have great vision, a new Cornell University study proves for the first time that spiders can hear at a distance. The discovery […]

Cornell’s stinkiest plant expected to unfurl any day this week

Media Note: Wee Stinky is expected to bloom by Oct. 15. Click here to see updates on the corpse flower’s progress, and stay tuned to the Cornell CALS Twitter feed. ITHACA, N.Y. – One of Cornell’s famous corpse flowers is getting ready once again to unfurl its fetid bloom. The plant nicknamed Wee Stinky, one […]